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Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children

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  • Posted July 18, 2009

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    Kellerman's non-fiction out shines his fiction.

    I have ben reading Jonathan Kellerman as a fiction writer for several years, always enjoying his work. When I found he had published non-fiction as well I was eager to read it, especially as a medical professional. I found 'Savage Spawn' to be quite compelling, and not at all boring or long winded as many non-fiction works of the medical/psychological type seem to be. Kellerman's years of fiction work have obviously helped him to present facts in an entertaining yet enlightening style. Such a delicate issue of childhood/teenage violence and psychosis is a topic mastered in this book. I recommend it to those prepared to learn about the tragic realities of youthful mental illness, not for general audiences...

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2006

    Very Interesting

    This is a book that will educate but that you can enjoy reading. A tremendous amount of information in a small book. Good for research.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Excellent

    Kellerman expertly describes his belief that most people who commit unimaginable crimes (eg. school shootings) do so not because they are crazy (ie. psychotic), but because they are psychopaths....people who are devoid of many personality traits that we would consider "normal". Kellerman describes what the term "psychopath" (sometimes referred to as " sociopath") means, the theories of causation, and what can possibly be done to intervene with youth who exhibit these psychopathic tendencies.

    As someone who works with some of the worst psychopaths on a daily basis, I can assure you that Kellerman could not be more accurate in describing these monsters that walk among us.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 24, 2011

    Looking GOOD !

    Have just started but really intriguing....

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    Scary

    An important topic society turns a blind eye to. After 27+ years in education unfortunatly I have seen a few children that have made my blood run cold. Kellerman does a great job on an almost tabu subject.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    excellent

    More a learning tool than typical Kellerman but very well done and informative.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    I wanted stories of bad kids....

    I wanted stories of bad kids not a holier than thou essay on how we create them. P.s. spanking is not, in and of itself, inherently aggressive. When properly applied, not in anger but calmly and with explained reasons, spanking is a valid form of punishment.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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